SEASONED WITH SALT
In Matthew 5:13 Jesus is speaking and said, “Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? It is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.”
This passage comes after Jesus tells the multitudes that persecution would come for righteousness’ sake and men shall revile you. To revile means to chide, to defame, to reproach. It does not sound like a feel-good-gospel, does it?
Salt seasons things. It adds flavor to food. In the case of the scripture, it makes one thirsty for the things of God. It makes a person want to partake of what God has to offer. As I was preparing this Holy Spirit said to me that a “watered down gospel” has no salt in it. It has lost its ability to flavor. It is like salt that is watered down.
When one eats food with salt, they crave water. That is the whole point of his message. We are to be salt. Being salt makes one crave the water of the word. The “full gospel” includes hardship, loss, defamation of character along with the miracles, signs, and wonders. There must be a balance. It is not watered down. It is flavorful.
We are to be salty enough to make those that do not know the Lord thirst for the things of God. We do not stop being salt when we are persecuted. It should make us realize that we are doing something right and see the necessity of being salt no matter if persecution comes.
Like food without salt tastes bland, so does the walk of a Christian without being salt to those in darkness. As Jesus said, “it is good for nothing.” Not my words, but his. Always remain salty.
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